Go to Sleep, Little Creep by David Quinn and illustrated by Ashley Spires
Review by Lauren
source: copy from publisher; all opinions are my own
Official Summary (add to Goodreads): Even monsters have to go to sleep. But before little trolls turn out the light and werewolves settle in to dream, there’s fur to be brushed, pajamas to find, and moons that need howling. So grab your cuddly critter and snuggle in for this new bedtime tradition.
Review: Go to Sleep, Little Creep is such a cute picture book! Before you know it, it’s going to be October and Halloween, so this would be a great choice to grab soon and have on hand. Of course, as someone who loves Halloween, I’d be using it all year round!
This picture book’s story is a fairly typical tale about little kids needing to go bed, but coming up with all sorts of reasons to stay awake. What makes it really fun is that these kids are actually like “monsters” – you get Frankestein’s monster, werewolves, ghosts, and more. There’s even a part in the book where the parents are telling their kids not to worry about “monsters” (they don’t use that word), and instead of showing creatures like themselves, they see glowing white cats and unicorns. It’s a really cute touch!Get Ready for Halloween with Go to Sleep, Little Creep! #bookreview #bookbloggers Click To Tweet
Go to Sleep, Little Creep rhymes throughout, so it would make a really fun read-aloud for your child – or even for classroom/library story time. The illustrations are really bright and fun, and I love all the details around the characters. One thing I noticed – and adored – is that not all the parents pictured are a father/mother. That’s true for some of the creatures, but if you really look, some kids are shown with just a dad, or just a mom, and there are even two women (one black, one white) tucking in their three kids (two white, one black) and I just adore that the illustrations are showing diversity without making it a huge deal!
Would the kids in your life enjoy this one?